Abstract: Silk Road Economic Belt countries refers to those countries along the Silk Road Economic Belt initiated by China in 2013. The ancient silk routes witnessed the bustling scenes of visits and trade over land and ships calling at ports.
On September 7th, 2013, the Silk Road Economic Belt was initiated that aims to connect Central Asian countries. The “One Belt” route stretches to the Baltic Sea area via Central Asia and Russia, to the Mediterranean Sea area via Central Asia and Western Asia, and to the Indian Ocean area via southwest China. Silk Road Economic Belt countries refers to those countries along the Silk Road Economic Belt initiated by China in 2013. The ancient silk routes witnessed the bustling scenes of visits and trade over land and ships calling at ports.
The Yining-Zhaosu highway in Ili, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. As an important link of the Silk Road Economic Belt, Xinjiang is speeding up the development of transportation and logistics to connect east and west.
— the China’s Silk Road Economic Belt countries
- 5 countries in Central Asia
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan are just across the border from China. They are closely connected with China’s economy.
- 6 countries in Middle-eastern:
Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey mainly trade oil and gas. They look forward to developing other industries and agriculture through cooperation with China.
- 6 countries on the boundary between Europe and Central Asia:
Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova are expected to achieve economic integration.
Russia is an important part of the Silk Road Economic Belt. It has a close relationship with Central Asian countries, the countries of the Caucasus region, and Western Asian countries.
If the issues in Afghanistan can be resolved peacefully, then the development of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India will also be promoted by the Belt and Road Initiative.
— Chinese provines and regions along the Belt and Road Economic Belt
- 5 provinces and regions in northwestern China:
Shaanxi, Gansu, Qinghai, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, Xinjiang Uygur Autunomous Region
- 4 provinces and regions in southwestern China:
Chongqing Municipality, Sichuan, Yunnan, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
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